Violence on television can be harmful in more ways than one. On the one hand, kids will imitate what they watch, but kids are also very easily brainwashed. Children may get a false impression of what the world is really like. If all the children see is violence on television, then, of course, the children will be a little apprehensive about the world. All of the violence could also m... ... middle of paper ... ...e lack of exercise shows for children.
The facts stated and the studies provided makes it clear that violence is in cartoons, but it may not always be on purpose because society is bit hard to please and violence seems to satisfy their hunger for entrainment. The fun loving shows on TV that are colorful and fake does bring out violence in children and parents need to watch what the show is all about.
Typically, children begin watching cartoons on television at an early age of six months, and by the age two or three children become enthusiastic viewers. This has become a problem because too many children are watching too much television and the shows that they are watching (even if they are cartoons) have become violent and addictive. The marketing of cartoons has become overpowering in the United States and so has the subliminal messaging. The marketing is targeted toward the children to cause them to want to view the cartoons on a regular basis, but the subliminal messaging is for the adults’ to target them into enjoying the “cartoons”. This is unfortunate because children watch the cartoons on the television and they see material that is not appropriate for their age group.
Violent Media Is Good For Kids (Con) Violent media has been proven to cause a child to become aggressive. Media such as video games, television and internet all contain violence that is shown to the public for entertainment. Younger children have cartoons on television that contain explosions and they look up to these animations wishing they can duplicate the cartoons actions. Older children have a tendency to want to play video games and most of these are full of violent media. The most popular games are fighting and shooting games.
After exposure to violent cartoons children were less likely to share with one another and more likely to use aggression as a means to... ... middle of paper ... ...following that pattern out of belief that we too posses these characteristics. By constantly viewing violent shows we have learned to believe that we live in a violent culture. It allows us to view our own acts of violence as well as others as being normal and acceptable. When we turn on the television we turn on more than just entertainment. We turn on a part of ourselves that is almost subliminally derived.
These cartoons are really addicting to watch, even I like to watch a few Tom and Jerry shows with my siblings but there is a difference between an adult watching cartoons and a child watching cartoons. Also, there are educational television programs such as “Dora the Explorer”, “Umizoomi”, “Sesame Street”, and “Curious George”. In “Is Media Teaching Violence?” Brittany Jordan shows that there is evidence of a link between getting exposed to violent TV shows and showing aggressive behavior. Jordan demonstrated how girls and boys usually behave; boys move around a lot and like to hit other kids for no specific reason; girl... ... middle of paper ... ...ir children that violence is not always the solution to their problems and parents should put limits to watching television. Moreover, parents can use filters and block all inappropriate channels and they can even record educational and fun television shows that their children can watch.
But unfortunately, much of today's television programming is violent. So what this tells us is that adolescents are being brought into violence as adolescents. How you may ask? It’s simple the characters they look up too such as Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, The Simpsons, and The power puff girls are setting bad examples. Their sending the message across to the children that they can play with guns, fight, and harm each other.
They are promoting negative influences which in return will swarm the young, developing minds of children and create adults with immoral actions and emotions towards violent situations. Works Cited Johnson, Steven. “Watching TV Makes You Smarter..” They Say/I Say. 2nd edition. 2012.
They become accustomed to this behavior, and they repeat this behavior when they become adults Children do watch a lot of television and too much can be a problem. I found that by being aware of the programs your children watch, talking to your children about the violence they see, and not using television as a babysitter can reduce the amount of influence television may inflict. Parents also need to spend time with their children and use other means of entertainment to amuse children. Parents can read, do puzzles, or find a sport that interests their child. Through my research I found television does pose as a major influence among children and does cause them demonstrate violent behavior.
A good portion of the violence that is on television is captured in Saturday morning cartoons, when children are most likely to be captivated by them. This proves to be highly dangerous with young minds because some children at tender ages are unable to understand or grasp the concept of reality versus fantasy. This leaves children at risk of understanding cartoons to be real life and 'copy catting' their heroes, that were praised for their actions. As society begins to realize the full impact of violence on television for young children they are starting to work towards making parents more aware of what their child is viewing while they are out of the room. Because every child and every household is different it is difficult to measure how a single child will be impacted, by viewing excessive violence on the screen.